HBO has renewed the hit comedy series ENTOURAGE for a sixth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations. Created by Doug Ellin, the show currently debuts new episodes on Sunday nights (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT); production on the sixth season will begin in early 2009, with debut slated for the summer.
"ENTOURAGE is that rare phenomenon in TV: a smart, sharp comedy series that continues to evolve," noted Lombardo. "Doug Ellin and his remarkable team consistently deliver a show that's must-see viewing." "We're thrilled to be back for another season," said Ellin. "HBO has been amazing in allowing the show to grow and mature. I never imagined when we started that we would make it to six seasons." "We just spoke to the real Johnny Drama, and he is overjoyed by this pick-up," added executive producers Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. "Most of all, we love being part of the HBO family."